J.A. (Bun) Sparlin, 88, of Madill, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013, at his home in Madill. He was born on July 18, 1925, in Madill, to the late Horace Bertwell Sparlin and Jewell Odell Robinette Sparlin.
He was raised in Madill and later joined the United States Army and served as a paratrooper. Bun married Rowena Harris on May 17, 1947, in Denison, Texas. He owned and operated Sparlin Hot Oil Service, farmed and ranched and was the first Lake Patrolman in Lake Texoma. Bun enjoyed playing bridge, fishing, working in the yard and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Rowena Sparlin, Madill; children, Butch Sparlin and wife, Patti, Madill, and Martha Sparlin, Madill; two grandchildren, Hardy Rogers, Madill, and Alexis Williams, College Station, Texas; sisters, Sue Nelson, Madill, and Sally Nan Lacy, Oklahoma City.
Bun was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Judy Sparlin.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Woodberry-Forest Cemetery. Lyndol Adams will officiate the services. Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.